What are the most dangerous and deadliest objects in Space?

It doesn’t matter what the deadliest objects in outer space are. If you die because of some mistake, breakdown, accident, or some deadly surprise, you’re still gonna die. I think maybe you should rephrase the question. What are the dangers in outer space? I am using information from several different Wiki-based sources. So, everything may not be 100% assured in this article. Please comment on your views below. Let us go deeper.


Gamma Radiation

It is possible that at least one of the extinction events in Earth’s past has been caused by gamma radiation from a supernova, gamma way burst, or nova destroying the Earth’s ozone layer, leaving the surface vulnerable to ultra-violet rays. This may be the reason that trilobites went extinct.


What are the most dangerous and deadliest objects in Space?



Asteroids and Meteorites

Next up is an asteroid, meteor, or comet impact, like the one that made the Chicxulub crater and probably caused the cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event (aka the dinosaur extinction). Even smaller ones may wreak havoc, but if they’re large enough they could case major extinction events.


What are the most dangerous and deadliest objects in Space?



Hubris

The third is plain oversight and hubris. This hasn’t caused a major extinction event, but depending on the view, this could be regarded as the basic cause for the deaths of 14 astronauts and four cosmonauts, possibly even a few more.


What are the most dangerous and deadliest objects in Space?



The Dangers are at every point of Space

This is because the little insignificant things can kill you much faster than some mega-powerful neutron star coming into Earth’s orbit to park itself. For instance, landing too hard on the moon and busting up your ship might not be enough to kill you, but your breathable air is all in the spacesuit and only lasts for few hours, while rescue can come in many days or weeks.

What I’m getting at is this. You’re in a space ship and you run out of gas in between two solar systems. Or that unknown and not seen micrometeorite traveling extremely fast blasts two holes through your ship while taking out critical equipment. That new heater you bought from a space Walmart stops working. It gets pretty cold really fast.

An object that can kill you could even be that thing that no one has thought of, so no one has created a solution yet. It’s kind of like the NASA space capsule which caught fire and killed the men inside - wrong way door. The Apollo 13 drama showed where they had to design a square peg to go into a round hole just to breathe air. There are 10 million other things just like that which will require solutions before a life is lost. But usually, unfortunately, lives are lost and then a solution is found. So one of the deadliest objects in space is humanity, which is more immediate and more probable than encountering a black hole, neutron stars or aliens named Vader bent on galactic domination.


The End Notes

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